There are various routes for you to report your sightings depending on what sort of record you have. See below for more details:

If you’ve simply spotted a reptile or amphibian, and your record is not part of an organised scheme, then you can report your sighting online using the Record Pool. The Record Pool is a collaborative project between ARC and ARG UK, collecting records that would otherwise be lost. The records are made available to local and national recorders for conservation purposes.

Not sure what you've seen?

Download our amphibian identification guide!

Download our reptile identification guide!

Download our guide to alien amphibian and reptile species in the UK

Record Pool

The Record Pool is a national web-based amphibian and reptile recording database and a resource to collect data throughout the UK to enable monitoring of native populations for the purposes of conservation and ecology.

National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme

If you wish to get involved in one of our national survey projects, please look at the National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme (NARRS). ARC runs this scheme, which is an umbrella for a number of recording projects.

Targeted surveys for natterjack toads

Help with targeted surveying of natterjack toads using Living Records

Snake Genebak

Send in snake sloughs (shed skins) and help to build up a ‘Snake Genebank'

Alien Encounters

Alien Encounters is our website for information on and reporting sightings of non-native amphibians and reptiles in the United Kingdom. It is part of the National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme.

Our ID & recording apps

You can download the app for your smartphone or tablet by clicking the links below!

Android - Google Play - Go to the Google play store!
Apple - iTunes - Go to the iTunes app store!